The 413 Elite released their schedule and online ticket sale information on Friday, in preparation for the upcoming American Basketball Association (ABA) season.
During the last weekend in July, the 413 Elite hosted a Draft Combine under the leadership of newly appointed head coach, Champ Godbolt. Players from all over the country attended the two-day showcase representing Florida, Georgia, California, New York, and, of course, New England.
On Sunday, July 23, 2023, the 413 Elite hosted the first Annual Battle of the Companies Cornhole Fundraiser at the Springfield Elks Lodge in Springfield, Massachusetts
On May 22, 2023, the Springfield, Massachusetts City Council issued a proclamation and recognized 413 Elite owner Charles Evans for his “passion for the sport of Basketball and love for the Community, creating space and opportunities for others to enjoy Basketball, and for making a difference in the lives of many in the City of Springfield.”
In their first season as an American Basketball Association (ABA) team representing Springfield, Massachusetts, the 413 Elite finished the 2022-2023 season ranked 13th out of more than 100 teams. At the end of the season, the 413 Elite’s record stood strong at 14 wins and six losses and they ranked as high as 4th place in the Power Rankings earlier in the season.
In a rematch of epic proportions, on February 11, 2023, the 413 Elite took on the Herkimer Originals at Herkimer College in Herkimer, NY. The two rivals not only compete on the scoreboard and in the American Basketball Association (ABA) rankings, they have their titles on the line: both Springfield, MA and Herkimer, NY claim to be the Birthplaces of Basketball.
Springfield, Mass. – It’s fitting that the city touted as the birthplace of basketball should once again be home to a professional team. Basketball returned to Springfield in 2022 thanks to 413 Elite’s Team Owner Charles Evans. The Springfield native said that growing up in the community and visiting the Basketball Hall of Fame was…
12/21/2022 On this day, December 21, 1891, 131 years ago, Dr. James Naismith introduced to Springfield and the world, the game of Basketball. Originally from Canada, Dr. Naismith was a 31-year-old physical education teacher at Springfield College (then known as the YMCA Training School), when he presented the new game, which could be played in-doors…
413 Elite continues to enjoy early success on and off the court. SPRINGFIELD – Under the guidance of the team’s local ownership, 413 Elite continues to score positive results on and off the court as Springfield’s new American Basketball Association (ABA) franchise. Background Many may remember the ABA for its heyday in the 1970s, which…
HOLYOKE, MA. -In anticipation of the 413 Elite’s inaugural Purple Knights Night scheduled to take place in Holyoke on November 19, 2022, Holyoke Mayor Josh Garcia recently welcomed 413 Elite owner Charles Evans and Director of Business Lamar Cook at Holyoke City Hall.